Vulgar Display of Power

Label
Rhino
Release date
25 Feb 1992
Running length
11 tracks
Running time
51:53

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Mouth for War (LP Version) 3:55 2,823
2 A New Level (LP Version) 3:56 1,807
3 Walk (LP Version) 5:13 2,908
4 Fucking Hostile (LP Version) 2:47 2,059
5 This Love 5:51 321,399
6 Rise (LP Version) 4:35 1,746
7 No Good (Attack The Radical) (LP Version) 4:48 1,723
8 Live In A Hole (LP Version) 4:59 1,870
9 Regular People (Conceit) (LP Version) 5:26 1,709
10 By Demons Be Driven (LP Version) 4:39 1,650
11 Hollow (LP Version) 5:44 2,084

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Pantera: Philip Anselmo (vocals); Diamond Darrell (guitar); Rex (bass); Vinnie Paul (drums).
Recorded at Pantego Sound Studio, Pantego, Texas.

With a rougher image and a more focused, aggressive sound than in their hairspray and spandex days on an independent label, Texas natives Pantera made a serious dent in the heavy music scene with the major label release of COWBOYS FROM HELL, which inspired radio play and MTV support. While Metallica and Megadeth were watering down their approach for a more mainstream sound, Pantera got harder with VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER.

From the moment vocalist Phil Anselmo screams his first “Revenge!” in “Mouth for War,” the stage is set. Drummer Vinnie Paul showcases relentless technical prowess thrashing out complex double-bass drum patterns in “A New Level” and “By Demons be Driven,” while guitarist Diamond Darrell’s seemingly endless supply of hard-grooving, blues-inspired hooks are the heart of “No Good” and “Live in a Hole.” In the emotional power-ballad “Hollow,” the song’s protagonist faces the heartache of having a friend trapped in a coma; and just as in the epic “Cemetery Gates” from COWBOYS FROM HELL, Anselmo continues to struggle with the consequences of fate and the will of the world.

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  • clintbeed6793

    Actually, the 2nd half of the album is just as good. No Good through By Demons Be Driven is some of the best Pantera ever recorded.

    12 Jul 6:36am Reply
  • OcellatedGod

    This album is a powerful, sexy beast.

    6 May 5:41am Reply
  • Vsevolodv

    RE SPECT Walk!!!!!!!! Forever!!!

    7 Mar 5:06pm Reply
  • ABHORRANCE666

    Last.Fm please remove (LP Version) from the track titles. Its messing up the tracking.

    25 Feb 9:01pm Reply
  • ABHORRANCE666

    Great album. Excellent heavy and eargasmic production tone. Phil really found his vocal style here. The master of the hardcore scream style.

    25 Feb 6:43pm Reply
  • AlexCannibaL

    A New Level .

    5 Feb 4:15pm Reply
  • Ava17

    >-< awesome record.

    30 Jan 3:05am Reply
  • guiiferreira

    Fucking masterpiece! I never get tired of it. So much energy in one single album!!!!!!!!

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • diegopaiva762

    Well, I have been listening to this record very carefully for the past few weeks, and I have to say: "Mouth for War" and "Hollow" are f*cking masterpieces too! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, in my humble opinion, this is the best Pantera album!

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • VicBanger

    An idiot these avoids any chance of discussion. Even better to be silent.

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • VicBanger

    "You listen to Megadeth, you are not allowed to talk about music." Funny a person talking bullshit these and still want to go through understood. LMAO

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • diegopaiva762

    I don't think the second half drags at all. "Regular People (Conceit)" and "By Demons Be Driven" are damn good and brutal songs! Of course, I'd take Walk and Fucking Hostile any day, but I don't think there are fillers. Remember: not every classic album is entirely made of classic songs!

    1 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Fine_Vegetable

    The album art pretty much sums up the content of the album.

    18 May 2013 Reply
  • d00n3y

    agree that second half drags a bit. first half is killer though.

    26 Apr 2013 Reply
  • biomorfo

    it sounds great on vinyl!

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • intowonder

    Still Sounds Great.

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • d_ookie

    sdds dime

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Blvtmond

    Not at all overrated. Metallica is an example of an overrated band. Pantera was pure soul.

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • RaiqueThrasher

    \/ This.

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • darkgnome

    You listen to Megadeth, you are not allowed to talk about music.

    13 Nov 2012 Reply
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